10 day spring break trip
Replies: 12 - Last Post: Feb 19, 2013 10:49 AM Last Post By: smartcookiee
Feb 18, 2013 11:20 AM
10 day spring break tripHi,
I have only just recently posted about a 1 month itinerary starting in May and received some really helpful responses. I am currently studying abroad in Colorado and will have 10 days off for spring break. I am hoping to see a fair bit during this time and would appreciate some advice on what I should see to make the most of the time. I was considering doing Florida and the theme parks during this time but have heard that it is the worst time to go to the theme parks during spring break. I also have a friend in Whistler- Canada who I could visit. I really just want to see some nature, some of the main tourist locations in the US, landmarks. I'm not that into nightlife but enjoy an occasional drink. Basically I just would love some advice on how to make the most of my 10 days off.
Feb 18, 2013 11:41 AM
Feb 18, 2013 1:04 PM
2The traditional spring break involves going to a beach in FLA or Mexico and engaging in lots of drinking and other hedonistic acts.
Feb 18, 2013 1:15 PM
Feb 18, 2013 1:30 PM
4I like CB's idea although
when hiking, (especially when hiking alone), always leave a hike plan with someone else, someone responsible enough to check and see if "you made it."
You don't have to stick to the plan 100%, just enough that if you don't make it folks will know . . . well no big worries, but leave a written hike plan with someone.
Feb 18, 2013 1:35 PM
Do you plan to drive? That provides more options.
Feb 18, 2013 2:22 PM
Feb 18, 2013 2:30 PM
7Hard to advise without knowing whether you will or can rent a car for the ten days, and have funds for budget motels (and the occasional hostel). Can you find a buddy to go with you to share costs?
If you can drive it, doing a 2,000km round trip from your base takes you to some truly magical destinations in the Four Corner states (UT, AZ, NM, CO) - and in fact the road is a destination in its own right.
Feb 18, 2013 2:33 PM
Feb 18, 2013 2:53 PM
9I think UT, AZ, NM, CO are great options, the only thing is that since he has 4 day weekends every week, he should be able to do those during weekends (if he uses time efficiently). So, for a 10 day break, I'd opt to go somewhere more remote.
Another option would be Hawaii. Possibly more than one island.
Feb 18, 2013 6:44 PM
Feb 19, 2013 10:41 AM
11This is a good time to go to Florida because the weather is great there. However, theme parks are expensive and for people who like them a lot. Yes, it will be busy, but that shouldn't prevent you from going. Miami and Key West are also options, but will also be very busy and expensive since that's where a lot of young college students go to party during that time. Accommodations are especially expensive.
Whistler is great if you snowboard or ski. It's one of the best mountains in North America in my opinion. There is also good nightlife, though doesn't sound like you're into that. You can easily also see Vancouver (2 hrs away) and Seattle (3 hrs from Vancouver, 5 hrs from Whistler) in the same 10 days. And maybe even Portland, Oregon too. If you're only going to be in these cities, you can avoid renting a car. Flying into one city and out of another is an option.
Feb 19, 2013 10:49 AM
12In 10 days, you can also see east coast cities since they're all close to each other.
Boston 2 days
NYC 5 days
Washington DC 3 days
It's a relatively quick, cheap and easy bus ride between these cities (see Boltbus, Gotobus.com, websites).
Another option is doing the California coast. If you can rent a car, it will be a lot easier and more enjoyable. In 10 days, you can do something like this:
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1 night Santa Barbara
1 night San Luis Obispo
4 nights SF
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